Holy Cross Col­lege mu­si­cal

The Advocate (Perth) - - FRONT PAGE -

HOLY Cross Col­lege stu­dents are pre­sent­ing their drama pro­duc­tion of Vil­lain School this month.

The story, by Brian D Tay­lor, takes place at VILE (The Vil­lain’s In­sti­tute for Learn­ing Evil) where all the sto­ry­book vil­lains – thieves, witches, were­wolves and evil ge­niuses – learn to be evil.

The new kid at the in­sti­tute, Frank Stein, shakes things up by break­ing the school’s car­di­nal rule, fall­ing head over heels in love with the queen bee, Heidi Jekyll.

Year 11 stu­dent Paul Botha, who plays Frank Stein, said it was a dif­fi­cult play to get into char­ac­ter for.

“It’s a lot harder to get into char­ac­ter when you can’t re­late,” he said.

The play fea­tures a cast of 35 stu­dents from years 6 to 12.

Col­lege pro­duc­tion di­rec­tor and learn­ing area co-or­di­na­tor Chris McRae said it was one of the col­lege’s most am­bi­tious pro­duc­tions.

“Be­cause this is a new script, peo­ple have in their mind Harry Potter and a mag­i­cal world, but this is a big melt­ing pot of story tell­ers,” he said. “It’s quite unique.

“We give stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to learn new skills about pro­duc­tion and per­for­mance both on and off stage.

“Stu­dents are in­volved in not only act­ing roles, but in light­ing, sounds, stage man­age­ment, de­sign and me­dia, which makes the end re­sult even more spe­cial for them.”

Vil­lain School will take to the stage at Holy Cross Col­lege in El­len­brook for three per­for­mances on June 21, 22 and 23.

Tick­ets are avail­able from www.try­book­ing.com/346290.

Pic­ture: David Baylis www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d482562

Some mem­bers of the cast re­hears­ing for the play Vil­lain School.

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